I am curious about starting the Velocity Diet. I am 6’1, 210 lb. and I’m at around 15% body fat. Though I have some visible abs, I struggle to get extremely lean and still have that “soft muscle” look. I work with a trainer and powerlift three times per week. I also do conditioning work (kettlebell circuits, battling ropes, prowler) twice per week on off days. Do I sound like a good candidate for the plan?
If I start the diet, would I be able to continue training in this manner following my program or do I need to specifically adopt the program Dan John wrote? I understand the notion of not training ridiculously hard since I will not be eating solid food for a while, but is it possible to retain my three day program with a focus on keeping my PR numbers on the big three and doing the bodyweight training on the weekend? Also, are we allowed one whole food meal per day or per week on the plan?
Lastly, does the Velocity Diet have any empirical evidence to suggest its efficacy? And can I still chew gum and drink black coffee on the diet? Sorry for the myriad questions, I just want to acquire as much info as I can before I embark on the journey!